Industrial Designer at
Harman International

The Opportunity

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

The Harman design team is is calling for talents from all around the world to redefine the future of entertainment. It is a growing multi-disciplinary team with many opportunities, involving Industrial & Graphic Design, User Interface & Experience Design, Packaging and Digital Design.

We are looking for an adventurous, passionate, and accomplished Industrial designer with world class design sensibility to join our new design team in Shenzhen, China

The right candidate loves music as we do, brings a fresh perspective on design & innovation and has the ability to understand and translate latest fashion, interior and cultural design trends into iconic product experiences for Harman’s iconic brands, including JBL, Harman Kardon and AKG.

The Industrial Designer will take a lead role with hands-on responsibilities working in a very fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Your Team

This position will report to Sr Manager, ID

What You Will Do

  • Move fast, be the voice for design, make critical decisions, and take ownership.
  • Conduct design brainstorming sessions
  • Create concept designs in 2D and 3D formats
  • Prototype designs using in-house and 3rd party resources
  • Develop detailed product design specifications and CMF documents
  • Present design solutions
  • Participate in user research activities
  • Investigate and propose new fit and finish options and CMF trends
  • Work on innovative and trend defining product concepts in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary creative teams across the globe.
  • Be part of the team that is creating and delivering innovative and groundbreaking design experiences across various product categories.
  • Work with design leaders in all phases of the design thinking process from concept, to strategic, to tactical, and implementation.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Industrial/Product design
  • 2+ years of experience in the field of industrial design with an impressive portfolio
  • Experience in designing consumer products.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the design process from trend research and design strategy to concept development and manufacturing execution.
  • Excellent 2D and 3D skills: fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite and 3D such as Rhinoceros and KeyShot.
  • Experience defining Materials, Colors and Finishes. Ability to create photorealistic renderings
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly driven and proactive self-starter - taking on a task without much context and driving it through to the end.
  • Ability to work seamlessly with leaders across functions and handle multi-tasks
  • Ability to quickly generate visual and physical definitions of new products that convey key attributes of function and layout

What is Nice to Have

  • Experiences in innovation a plus.
  • International design work a plus.
  • Love for Design & Music.
  • An outgoing character

What Makes You Eligible

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office.

What We Offer

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)

Location

Shenzhen, China google maps

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